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PAFF Taking Registrations for StudentFest

Largest Black film festival continues to offer free curated culturally relevant programming to Los Angeles area students.
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LOS ANGELES — The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), America’s largest Black film and arts festival, has opened registration for its 2023 Festival’s StudentFest. The PAFF StudentFest provides film screenings during Black History Month to Los Angeles area schools. PAFF offers free youth education screenings for students in grades 5 through 12 that are age-appropriate and culturally relevant that showcase a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans. In addition to the film screenings, students have the opportunity to interact with various film industry professionals as well as tour the PAFF’s world-renowned art show, and interact with over 100 fine artists and craftspeople from around the world.

The PAFF StudentFest takes place at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills & XD between February 13-17, 2023. Educators interested in signing up for their classes to attend can visit paff.org/studentfest. For more information, please email [email protected].

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Festival Press Contact:
[email protected]

About the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Taking place February 9-20, 2023, in Los Angeles, the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) presents and showcases a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans. Since 1992, PAFF has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expression. Today, PAFF is one of the largest and most prestigious Black film festivals in the U.S. and attracts local, national, and international audiences. In addition, it is an Oscar-qualifying festival for animation and live-action films, and one of the largest Black History Month events in America.

PAFF is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell through the Department of Arts and Culture, LA Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA Councilmember Curren Price, LA Councilmember Heather Hutt, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund with the California Community Foundation, and the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture.  

This year’s PAFF is presented by Stocker Street Creative, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, and FX Networks.

The Pan African Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, please visit paff.org.